A multi-disciplinary Vancouver-based paddling club on Granville Island
FCRCC Youth Flatwater - Summer 2014

Introduction to Paddling (New Paddlers, U8, U9, U10, U11,U12) – FUNdamentals & Foundations

For kids aged 11 years old or under on Jan 1st 2023 (min. age 7), as well as new paddlers.

This program introduces young paddlers to a variety of paddling disciplines: dragon boat, outrigger, and sprint canoe and kayak, in a fun, safe, and team oriented environment. Our NCCP trained coaches will be teaching the basics of water safety, stroke technique, coordination, and balance in a variety of boats, while engaging the paddlers in a lot of fun games and team focused activities.  The focus here is on developing fundamental movement skills and engaging in developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity.

Pre-requisites

  • No prior paddling experience required!
  • have a positive attitude and willingness to focus, listen and learn! 🙂
  • have an interest in paddling!
  • be willing to participate in group warmups, workouts, and activities on the water and off

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills, build self-confidence
  • develop FUNdamental boat skills, teamboat skills, balance and boat control
  • develop racing experience in fun, low-stress environments
Program Schedule:
Fall/Winter Program (Sept 19, 2022 – March 25, 2023)

We understand most kids are enrolled in several activities throughout the year so simply make what you can!  That’s why we offer several practice times a week.

  • Tues @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Thurs @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Sat @ 12-2pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • TBD – cross training activity (e.g., HIVE climbing or other)
  • March Break Spring Camp
    • Week of March 13th, M-F 8:30am-12pm
  • Note: Program Break – week of March 20th.
Spring/Summer Program (April 3 – Sept 10, 2023)
  • April-June
    • Tues @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Thurs @ 4-5:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
    • Sat @ 12-2pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Body weights/Running
  • July-Aug
    • Weekday Mornings – Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr @ 9am-noon
  • Sept
    • TBA
  • Plus opportunities to participate in weekend races (see calendar for race schedule)
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